The Unknown Master of Restoration Episode 2 *RERUN
Mayuyama Koji is thought by afficionados of fine Japanese ceramics to have "hands of god" able to restore the finest vintage pieces to pristine beauty. As an artisan first and foremost, Mayuyama has never before shown outsiders the workings of his craft. He has allowed NHK to observe his work on an early Edo period porcelain horse valued at more than 700,000 dollars from the famous kilns of Imari in Saga Prefecture. Koji and his son Yu are also seen restoring a vintage platter from Arita in the same prefecture.
Mayuyama Koji, Museum Art Restorer
Mayuyama's son, Yu
Imari Ceramic Horse, Kakiemon Style (Kurita Museum Collection)